Re: [ga-sys] Registrants Charter - FREEDOMS - Part 1
At 01:05 PM 5/15/2001 -0700, you wrote:
>Tuesday, May 15, 2001, 9:17:09 AM, Joanna Lane wrote:
> > This document draws attention to one significant discrepancy between
> > ICANN-adopted policy, and the European Commission-adopted policy with
> > to Registrar-Registrant Agreements.
> > Freedoms granted December 2000 require that all EU citizens of the 15
> > nations who chose to register Second Level Domain Names as individuals
> > have the right to opt out of the WHOIS database altogether.
>The whois database is an essential publicly available record, and
>there should be no opt out options for registered domain names.
>William X Walsh
>The most advanced domain lookup tool on the net
Any Registry should make their Second Level Domain Name Registrant
information available via WHOIS.
In accordance with the RFC's dealing with SPAM, it is not acceptable for
folks to use this WHOIS data to promote the generation of unsolicited
e-mails. Already in existence are many companies helping rid the world of
SPAM with out generating more of it and I am confident balance will be
achieved in the future.
An opt-out system should never be in place to handle situations like
these: if the decision is to use the language you provided for us, I think
you must change it to an opt-in situation so no one who wants to opt-out is
included in the master list ever.
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